Broadcast networks Fox and NBC are turning to proven favorites to lure new viewers next season, with Fox rebooting the defunct Kiefer Sutherland action series "24" and NBC bringing back Michael J. Fox in a comedy loosely based on his life.
NBC has opted to cancel Smash, the Broadway musical drama starring Debra Messing, Katherine McPhee and Megan Hilty. Though it was once NBC's new darling, the drama sank in popularity in Season 2, going sub-1.0 in the ratings and facing ridicule from critics. After a bleak return to NBC's 2012-13 season schedule, the show's cancelation has been prophesied for some time. The show was bumped to Saturdays in March, where rankings sank below a 0.5.
NBC entertainment chairman, Bob Greenblatt, brought Smash with him from his former post at Showtime. Greenblatt envisioned elements of a Broadway musical in primetime - plus original songs by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.
A.J. Clemente, the rookie news anchor most famous for getting fired after saying the F---word during a live broadcast recently spoke out against his vulgar language and said he thinks he deserves a second chance.
Alec Baldwin's name was recently added to the category of late night television hosts, after an executive involved in NBC's programming plans revealed that the Emmy winner is being considered for his own after-hours talk show.
In tonight's episode, Vivian's murder case is reopened as new information comes out, and the identity of her murderer is revealed, according to TV Guide. Edward makes a tough decision regarding his wife's condition after she was shot in an elevator last week by a hit man hired by Haverstock. Haverstock sought revenge to Edward for attacking him over the false murder weapon.